Statement on Covid-19

From the Landscape Research editorial team.

The Editorial Team at Landscape Research would like to share with our readers, authors, guest editors and reviewers our response to the significant forms of disruption resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

We know from our own experiences, as individuals based in a range of different countries, that the situation you now find yourselves in brings with it many, many challenges as you respond to requests to rapidly adopt new working practices, often in shared spaces in your homes, in addition to taking on new responsibilities. We are also very aware of the immense stress that comes with worrying about the health of your family, friends and colleagues.

Though we plan to continue our activities, we are alert to the fact that not everyone has the capacity to take part in the work of an academic journal at this time. Our editorial processes will thus slow down. As other journals have announced, our priority will be to reach editorial decisions on papers already submitted, though we will continue to accept and process new submissions where possible. The weight of this will be distributed unevenly across the Editorial Team as circumstances shift and change. This, too, will inevitably slow our work.  

Any authors, guest editors and/or reviewers who need more time or who can no longer contribute to the journal at this time should reach out to our Editor-in-Chief, Emma Waterton (e.waterton@westernsydeny.edu.au), or Editorial Assistant, Crista Walshaw (c.walshaw@westernsydney.edu.au).

We have reached the decision to continue at a slower pace because we know that publishing remains crucial for postgraduate students, early career researchers and those in precarious employment. Of course, our plans may need to evolve as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold.

Thank you for your patience and support,

Editorial Team, Landscape Research

2nd April 2020